The surname Patterson is of Scottish origin.The name signifies Patrick’s son.The given name Patrick is derived from the Latin Patricius;the son of a noble man,member of the patrician class,the Roman hereditary aristocracy.This was the name of a fifth century Romano-Briton who became the apostle of Ireland,and it was largely due to his fame that the given name was so popular during the Middle Ages.It was once a great North-English font name,leaving many descendants;Patterson,Pattison,Paitson.In Scotland it is one of the twenty most common surnames.The Gaelic name Mac Phadriug,meaning the ‘son of the devotee of St.Patrick’,and names derived from it have been made Patterson.The Irish name Mac Paidin has been used as a Gaelicization of Patterson.It means ‘son of little Pat’ and is usually anglicised as Mac Padden and Padden.The name dates back to the fourteenth century were a William Patrison is recorded in historical archives.The given name Patrick however dates to early history and its Roman forebears.One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that… Coat of arms: Argent three pelicans v…
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